Kurds

Who Are The Peshmerga?

The Peshmerga are seen as one of the only forces who can defeat the Islamic State group, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL. But who are the Peshmerga and what are they fighting for?

Why Is The US Dropping Bombs In Iraq, Again?

President Obama has authorized airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Northern Iraq to protect U.S. personnel there and to save Yazidis, an ethnic and religious minority who are threatened with genocide. The majority of the American public supports the airstrikes, but many are asking: why does the U.S. intervene militarily in some conflicts but not others? And why Iraq specifically?